Posts Tagged ‘weather’

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Why am I looking up?

January 16, 2020

“When the Sun is in the right position and, typically, hidden from direct view, these thin clouds can be seen significantly diffracting sunlight in a nearly coherent manner, with different colors being deflected by different amounts. Therefore, different colors will come to the observer from slightly different directions. Many clouds start with uniform regions that could show iridescence but quickly become too thick, too mixed, or too angularly far from the Sun to exhibit striking colors.

The featured image and an the video were taken late last year over Ostersund, Sweden.”

Video credit: Göran Strand

reblog from WirelessTech

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Winter Mondays

January 13, 2020

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Happy Solstice

December 23, 2019

Yesterday was the shortest day of the year here at

41.486338″ N, 81.498847″ W

This is a photo of the shadow of the flagpole outside the local post office at “high” noon yesterday.  The sun never got any higher than this.

I hope you cast your cakes and ale under the trees to help bring back the sun.

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Why am I saying, “take cover?”

August 7, 2019

 

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What has me saying, “brrrr!”

February 25, 2019

You’ve seen the perfect arcs of boiling water solidified mid-throw, and perhaps this frozen speeding sign that duplicated itself over 2019’s Polar Vortex, but have you seen ghost apples? Thanks to a Facebook post by farm manager Andrew Sietsma, the phenomenon has captivated the internet, leaving commenters to marvel at the sight of these glass-like specimens that remain after apples have rotted from their icy exterior. Sietsema told CNN that this winter the weather in western Michigan was “just cold enough that the ice covering the apple hadn’t melted yet, but it was warm enough that the apple inside turned to complete mush (apples have a lower freezing point than water).” Jonagolds are one of Sietsema’s favorite apple varieties, but on the farm they are now referred to as “Jonaghosts.”

 

from colossal

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What am I sappy cat blogging

September 21, 2018

More on the hurricane aftermath . . .

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What’s up with the weather?

September 18, 2018

We are about to experience rains from the tail end of Hurricane Florence.  For those of you in the storm zone, here is a quick reference guide for hurricane categories.

It is Tuesday, so . . .